Jun 29, 2010, 9:43 AM
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We may not know "the truth", but we seldom do, in any country including the U.S. We would be appalled if we did, since it would turn our early history and civic lessons to nada.
Re: [DavidHF] Just how bad are things in Mexico right now?
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Now, about Mexico. Let's line up a few "known" factors and see if we can draw a conclusion that may not be "the truth", but may keep many of us from letting our minds fly about like an insect in a glass jar, to wit:
There are powerful, well armed and wealthy drug cartels in Mexico.
There are powerful, well armed persons in the U.S. receiving the drugs and distributing them.
In both cases, bribes are alive and well, aimed at whatever forces allow the drug kingpins to stay in business.
There are forces in Mexican politics who favor one cartel over others, and hope for its victory.
The police and military forces in Mexico are not paid enough to support their families decently. They are, therefore, open to corruption.
Now, who's on first? Follow the money. The End.
Will we see peace in our time? Doubtful. Should we scurry back North where we are "safer"? Also doubtful, unless we are ruled by our fears. If we are, then the only path that makes sense is to sell out if we own anything, head for the border and settle in a non-urban community where the worst crime in teenagers' pranks. Such places do exist.
We have but one life to live, and living in fear sounds like the worst way to do it.